Hettrick, S.J., Li, C., Mackenzie, Jacob, Wilkinson, J.S. and Shepherd, D.P.
Nd:Glass tapered planar waveguide laser
At 14th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society (LEOS).
12 - 13 Nov 2001.
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We have demonstrated the first use of a tapered waveguide in a planar dielectric geometry. The Nd3+-doped BK7 glass laser had a threshold of 15mW, and a slope efficiency of 42% for a 20% output coupler when end-pumped by a Ti:sapphire laser.
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